In 2015, fertilizer consumption for China was 506.1 kilograms per hectare. Fertilizer consumption of China increased from 452 kilograms per hectare in 2006 to 506.1 kilograms per hectare in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 1.36 %.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Fertilizer consumption measures the quantity of plant nutrients used per unit of arable land. Fertilizer products cover nitrogenous, potash, and phosphate fertilizers (including ground rock phosphate). Traditional nutrients--animal and plant manures--are not included. For the purpose of data dissemination, FAO has adopted the concept of a calendar year (January to December). Some countries compile fertilizer data on a calendar year basis, while others are on a split-year basis. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
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